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In the Platform Economy, Upwork Searches for Better Matches in the Cloud

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:22

Stephane Kasriel, the CEO of Upwork, the leading platform for freelance labor, considers different pricing solutions and ways to improve the matching process as part of a business model redesign.

The First Thing Great Decision Makers Do

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:00

If you look at data first, you’re doing it wrong.

How to Fix Your Hiring Process

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:30

Peter Cappelli, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and director of its Center for Human Resources, says managers at companies large and small are doing hiring all wrong. A confluence of changes, from the onslaught of online tools to a rise in recruitment outsourcing, have promised more efficiency but actually made us less effective at finding the best candidates. Cappelli says there are better, simpler ways to measure whether someone will be a good employee and advises companies to focus more on internal talent. He’s the author of the HBR article “Your Approach to Hiring is All Wrong.”

Designing Offices Where Privacy Doesn’t Compromise Safety

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:00

It won’t end harassment, but it can help.

Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:05

According to analysis of 360-degree reviews.

The Stereotypes in MBA Case Studies

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:00

And how to challenge the them.

What Startup Employees Can Teach the Rest of Us About Work

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:28

They understand the importance of a growth mindset.

The Assumptions Employees Make When They Don’t Get Feedback

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:05

“If I’m not causing problems, I must be doing fine.”

When Tech Companies Compete on Their Own Platforms

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:00

Sometimes third-party sellers benefit, but sometimes they get crushed.

How to Keep Employees Connected to Customers

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:00

Your product innovation depends on it.

Is Your Company Ready for a Zero-Carbon Future?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:05

Seven steps to prepare.

What Holds Back Corporate Social Innovators

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 18:00
<p>And how to support them.</p>

Your Vote Counts? How the Leadership Now Project Wants to Get Your Skin in the Game

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 17:41
<p>Leadership Now Project CEO and founder Daniella Ballou-Aares shares her organization&#8217;s mission, efforts, and success in ensuring a fair, principled, competitive, and representative U.S. democratic system.</p>

What Boards Can Do to Prepare for Crises

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 16:00

Lessons from the UK government and Schlumberger.

Fostering an Ethical Culture on Your Sales Team

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 15:05

Reward the right behavior and promote the right people, for starters.

Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:00

People behave better when they feel they can be themselves.

Surveillance Capitalism

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:24

“All digital infrastructure is used to shape human behavior in the direction that will be successful in the marketplace,” says Shoshana Zuboff, whose latest book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is a primer for understanding how technology companies are shaping our economy and society.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:10

It’s a wrap for Season 2, as Youngme, Felix, and Mihir head off on a summer hiatus. Note to listeners: After Hours will return for Season 3 in the fall.

Platforms and Blockchain Will Transform Logistics

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:00

Examples from Maersk, IBM, and TRIP.

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